A Tale of One “Study”

Vaccine science done wrong.

In a recent post, I described a study that would settle any lingering doubts about vaccine safety or effectiveness. There were a few practical issues, not the least of which was that it would be despicably unethical because it would involve children dying from preventable diseases. It would also take decades, cost an insane amount […]

Why I Vaccinate My Kids

Most of you know me—if you know me at all—as a pediatrician. But I’m a parent, too, just like you. I have three fantastic girls that I love dearly. Let’s talk. My first daughter was born before I knew anything about medicine. She has taught me more than I could have imagined. I’ve watched as […]

Introducing Foods: The Confused Parent’s Guide

If you’re confused about starting solid foods with your baby, you are not alone. Parents run into a lot of different answers—on the internet, from friends or family, and even at the pediatrician’s office. Trying to decide what to believe can be overwhelming. So I wanted to take some time to go through some of […]

Quick Tips for Back-to-School Success

The new school year is just around the corner (or maybe it’s already started where you live). Either way, here are a few quick tips to make sure you start the year off right: Sleep is key—poor or insufficient sleep can have significant effects on school performance. Many of us (myself included) let our children […]

Zika (what a parent needs to know)

Just last week, the CDC reported the first cases of Zika virus that were transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States. As of today, there have been a total of 15 cases identified in patients in Miami, FL. While Zika’s migration to the United States comes as no surprise, as the CDC has been monitoring […]